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Old 05-18-2006, 04:38 PM   #1
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adding code lines


# mkdir -v ../glibc-build
cd ../glibc-build

The above is what I am trying to do.
I get into the virtual console, i get the #
put in the first line. now what? how do i get the next line.? i have tried \ and \n and of course hitting enter only gives me another line starting with #
 
Old 05-18-2006, 04:40 PM   #2
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Just type "cd ../glibc-build" (without the quotes) and press Enter. What is it you're actually asking? .
 
Old 05-18-2006, 04:41 PM   #3
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The # is just part of the prompt letting you know you're root (user). I believe you should enter both lines as root.

Hello from a fellow former Brisbanite!
 
Old 05-20-2006, 02:25 AM   #4
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Thanks for the Help, I dont think my question was very clear. I was trying to copy the code from the install page, the same as it appears on the page.
2.3 creating a file system on the partition
the first line is like this.
# mke2fs -v /dev/hda3
second line like this.
#mkswap -v /hda2
2.4 mounting the new partition
# export LFS/mnt/lfs

create mount point and mount LFS file system
# mkdir -pv $LFS
mount -v /dev/hda3 $LFS

The above two lines where what I was trying to do.
My first attempt was like this.
# mkdir -pv $LFS
# mount -v /dev/hda3 $LFS
This is wrong.
I then figured out this way.
# mkdir -pv $LFS \ mount -v /dev/hda3 $LFS
Then hit the Enter key.
it worked with 4 lines too, doing space \ space, data space \ Etc
doing this you end up with the first # signe and the rest go to following lines. if someone knows a better way please let me know.
 
Old 05-20-2006, 02:29 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Qwo
create mount point and mount LFS file system
# mkdir -pv $LFS
mount -v /dev/hda3 $LFS

The above two lines where what I was trying to do.
My first attempt was like this.
# mkdir -pv $LFS
# mount -v /dev/hda3 $LFS
This is wrong.
That's not wrong, as long as you didn't actually type the # that is. As meng said, the # is just a prompt that lets you know that you're the root user. You're supposed to see it again after you enter a command and press Enter.
 
Old 05-21-2006, 01:07 AM   #6
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Ok so this means I can have a # propmpt on every line I enter? and it will still work.I am using the LFS live cd. Another thing I cant find I am trying to find out how to get the packages off the live cd? section3.2
i cant find any info, i have been going through all the pages and cant find it, like is it like apt-get?
 
Old 05-21-2006, 01:18 AM   #7
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Yes, you're supposed to have the prompt at the beginning of every line you enter. Presumably, you can just copy the files from the CD with cp

# cp filename /destination/path

obviously replace "filename" and "/destination/path" with the file you wan't to copy and the location you want to copy it to. Debian's apt-get is for getting packages from the Internet, but since you have them on CD you don't need to use the Internet.
 
Old 05-21-2006, 02:19 AM   #8
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No offense, but it sounds like you aren't very experienced with a terminal. Sure LFS is the right choice for you? If you want a learning experience then maybe Gentoo or Slackware would be a better choice.
 
Old 05-21-2006, 07:16 AM   #9
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reply to cs-cam. no I am not experienced, if i was i would not need to ask these silly questions, unfortunately i have decided that i like the joy of doing it the hard way, I realise that if i knew someone i could ask and get the right answer. this project would be finished tomorrow.
But now its back to reading and trying to find the answer.
thanks Nylex I tried #cp autoconfig /hda2/ $LFS lol no it didnt work.I look at this like driving a car its easy when you know how?
 
Old 05-21-2006, 07:28 AM   #10
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Are you sure the file is simply called autoconfig? There may be a version number and extension as well. Also, you're missing the "/dev" in front of hda2, i.e. it should be "/dev/hda2/$LFS". Post error messages too, that usually helps.
 
Old 05-21-2006, 08:05 AM   #11
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Again, suggesting Gentoo. It's a distro you build pretty much from the ground up like LFS but it has the best documentation of anything I've seen.
 
Old 05-21-2006, 04:30 PM   #12
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Thanks I will try both ways, and let you know how I go.
 
Old 05-21-2006, 04:58 PM   #13
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First i am trying to figure out how to download packages off the live cd for LFS, the first package i see in the list is autoconf,
so i entered at the hash # prompt
cp autoconfig /dev/hda2/$lfs
the terminal replied with
# cp: accessing '/dev/hda2/mnt/lfs':not a directory
#
my main problem is that i cant find any info on getting the packages off the live CD help needed
 
Old 05-21-2006, 05:57 PM   #14
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Try typing ls to see the files contained in the current directory (or "ls /some/directory" without quotes to see files contained in another directory). Also, the place you want to copy to should just be /mnt/$LFS.. sorry, you don't copy to /dev/something.
 
Old 05-22-2006, 04:15 PM   #15
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ok I asm defeated. I thought with a little help I would be able to figure it out and get it working, but when i say help. i mean i can copy code in but i cant figure it out, i realise now that every one who has posted advice is probably right, if only i knew what to do to execute the advice. unfortunately there are too many blank areas. so I will put this project on the shelf for the time being. and go back to windows.
its dissapointing.but I am learning and thats worth it. and i will try some other things, like Gentoo. I tried a few other distros, like Mepis,
Ubuntu,Knoppix,I think my main problem is I dont understand GNU-Linux.
 
  


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